Soil mechanics fact finding survey, seepage studies : progress report
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Technical MemorandumFrom the Introduction: The Soil Mechanics Fact Finding Survey was authorized by the Chief of Engineers on November 29, 1939, and the U.S. Waterways Experiment station was designated as the agency to carry out the survey. It is the purpose of the survey to review the activities and accomplishments of the Engineer Department in the various phases of soil mechanics, and to present recommendations for future departmental investigations based upon this review. The purpose of this report is to summarize the findings made during the period June-October 1940 on the seepage phase of the Fact Finding survey and to present recommendations, based upon those findings, for laboratory research and its verification by physical measurements on prototypes.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Seepage; Soil mechanics; Dams; Levees; Locks; Earth dams; Sand drains
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